Review: Mark Kozelek – Mark Kozelek sings favorites

This conversation is 95% unedited.  “Uh, so he’s covering that fuckin’ depressing Sondheim song? As if Send in the clowns needed to be more miserable…” “Don’t knock it, it’s a great track.” “He’s gone Rod Stewart on us! Is he singing or rapping like Abe Simpson on ketamines?” “Singing. And I dunno, there’s more to covers than going full Rod Stewart…” I put down my … Continue reading Review: Mark Kozelek – Mark Kozelek sings favorites

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Best albums of 2014

  Ahoy there! We have another one of them fancy lists for your reading pleasure. Since everyone and their mothers (and farmers’ mothers) have a “best of” list by now, we asked our readers and collaborators for their choices. Some heard the call and voraciously, viciously and vividly described what they enjoyed (or not – more on that later) in this year of our Lord … Continue reading Best albums of 2014

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SXSW Diaries – That Friday I sorta met a hero of mine.


Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment. Continue reading “SXSW Diaries – That Friday I sorta met a hero of mine.”

Terse memories of spring

Sun Kil Moon – I’ll be there

The skinny : Mark Kozelek, the master of great covers.

The review proper: 3 covers from very different artists and an alternate take.

Stream – ‘I’ll be there’

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